President's Lecture Series

2017-03-21-pls

Steph Guthrie
Feminist Advocate, Organizer and Analyst

"Online Violence:
Redefining the 'Trolling' and
'Cyberbullying' Narratives".

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2017-02-16-pls

Dr. Marina Adshade
Vancouver School of Economics,
University of BC

"Modern Love is
All Consuming"


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2016-01-26-pls

Dr. Sarah Hunt
Professor of First Nations and Indigenous Studies/ Geography at the University of British Columbia

"Bodies of Resistance:
The Relational Geographies of Protecting
Indigenous Lands, Waters and Lives
on Journalists"

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2016-11-03-pls

Dr. Anthony Feinstein
Psychiatrist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences
Centre and Professor, U of T

"The Psychological Effects of War
on Journalists"
If we are so strongly affeted
by images from conflict zones,
what might the photographer experience.

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2016-10-12-pls

Dr Chris MacDonald
Ted Rogers School of Management,
Ryerson University

"Should Employees Be Fired For
Bad Behaviour Off The Job?"

Employment-based retribution may
be tempting, but we should
not welcome it.

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2016-09-29-pls

Dr Keith Vanderlinde
Dunlap Institute For Astronomy
And Astrophysics, U of T

"A Long Winder's Night:
Science At The South Pole"

How big is the Universe?
How far have astronomers seen and
what's really out there?

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2016-03-22-pls

Dr. Lisa Kramer
University of Toronto Prof. of Finance

"Mind over Money"
How much would you pay
for a $20 bill?
Your financial mind may not be
as rational as you think.

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2016-03-03-pls

Mark Henick
Mental Health Advocate

"Getting To Know Thyself:"
Being an everyday advocate
for mental health.
About 20% of Canadians experience a
mental health problem in a given year.
Why do so few seek help?

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2016-02-04-pls

Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Radio Host and Director of
McGill University's Office for
Science and Society

"Hey! There are Cockroaches
in My Chocolate Ice Cream!"
An entertaining look at the importance of
critical thinking in the interpretation of science -
Recorded February 4th, 2016

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2015-11-25-pls

Jamil Jivani
Founder of the Policing Literacy Initiative

"Bridging The Divide Between Police & Community"
- will Ontario's new regulation on carding
help to bring about positive change? -
Recorded November 25th, 2015

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2015-11-04-pls

Dr. Ian McKay
Queen's University, Professor of History

"Vimy Traps: Canadians and the
Contested Memory of World War One" Recorded November 4th, 2015

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Carolyn Abraham

"Every Genome Tells a Story"
Recorded October 6th, 2015

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Dr. Ward Struthers
York University,
Professor of Psychology

"Understanding the Power of Appologies"
Recorded March 26th, 2015

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Dr. Brian Goldman
Emergency Room Physician,
Broadcaster and Author

"The Secret Language of Doctors;
Cracking The Code of Hospital Culture"
Recorded February 24th, 2015

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Paula Todd
Investigative Journalist,
Professor and Author

"Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies"
Predatators... and You... Online"
Recorded January 28th, 2015

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Jennifer Hollett
Cross-Platform Journalist
and Digital Strategist

"When Digital Gets Political"
Recorded November 18th, 2014

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Steven Wise
Lawyer, Author and
President of the Non Human Rights Project

"The Struggle of the Non Human Rights Project
For the Legal Personhood
of Nonhuman Animals"
Recorded October 22nd, 2014

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Nora Young
Author and Creater,
Host of CBC Radio's "Spark"

"Seeing The Forest and the Trees:
Surviving and Thriving in the
Coming Data Boom"
Recorded October 2nd, 2014

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2014-03-18

Adrienne Keene
Harvard Graduate,
School of Education, ED D Candidate

"Native Representations,
Pop Culture and Cultural Resistance
in Cyberspace"
Recorded March 18th, 2014

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2014-02-27

Dr. Tricia Rose
Prof. & Dir. of The Center for the
Study of Race & Ethnicity in America
at Brown Univ.

"Consuming Inequality:
The Crucial Role of Media and Popular Culture
for a Just 21st Century World"
Recorded February 27th, 2014

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2014-01-29

Nick Saul
Author and Executive Director of
'The Stop' Community Food Centre

"From Charity To Solidarity:
Making The Case For Good Food For All"
Recorded January 29th, 2014

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2013-10-13

Wanda Morris
Executive Director of Dying with Dignity

"Talking About Dying Won't Kill You:
The Case For The Choice At End Of Life"
Recorded November 13th, 2013

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2013-10-30

Doug Saunders
Globe and Mail Columnist and Author

"The Next Two Billion Urbanites:
How The Worst Neighborhoods
Are The World's Best Hope"
Recorded October 30th, 2013

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2013-10-01

Shalini Kantayya
Filmmaker, Educator and ECO-Activist

"A Drop of Life:
Inside The Mounting Water Crisis"
Recorded October 1st, 2013

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Sonia Verma

Sonia Verma
Foreign Correspondent, Globe and Mail

"Arab Spring. Arab Winter"
Recorded March 19th, 2013

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Kwame McKenzie

Kwame McKenzie
CAMH Psychiatrist, U of T Professor, Policy Advisior, Writer

"It's Not Just What You Do,
But The Way You Do It:
A New Paradigm in Public Mental Health"
Recorded February 6th, 2013

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Michael Kimmel

Michael Kimmel
Sociologist, Author (Guys Guide To Feminism;
Gender of Desire)

"Mars, Venus or Planet Earth?
Women and Men on Campus
In A New Millenium"
Recorded Wednesday January 30th, 2013

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Jesse Hirsh

Jesse Hirsh
Broadcaster, Internet Strategist

"How To Get Paid in the Knowledge Economy:
Literacy, Authority, and Street Smarts"
Recorded Thursday January 24th, 2013

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Alan Young
Lawyer, Professor, Author

"Too Many Laws, Not Enough Justice:
The Dangers of Overcriminalization"
Recorded November 7, 2012

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Plait

Phil Plait
Astronomer/Author

"2012: We're All (Not) Gonna Die!"
Recorded October 2, 2012

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Sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian
Pop Culture Media Critic

"I'll Make A Man Out of You"
Recorded March 27th, 2012

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Bartleman

James Bartleman
Author, Former Lt. Governor of Ont, Retired Ambassador
Former Federal Cabinet Minister

"Canada's Forgotten Nartive Children"

Recorded February 2nd, 2012

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Ilana Landsberg-Lewis

"Turning the Tide of HIV & AIDS"
In Africa"

Recorded November 22, 2011

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Abuelaish

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

"I Shall Not Hate"

Recorded October 27, 2011

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Gentile

Dr. Patrizia Gentile

Tiaras, Bikinis & High Heels:
Beauty Pageants & the Myth of the "Perfect" Citizen

Recorded March 31, 2011

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Bombard

Yvonne Bombard

Genetic Discrimination Against
the Huntington Disease Population in Canada

Recorded March 08, 2011

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Clarke

George Elliott Clarke
Professor of Canadian Literature,
University of Toronto

Who Needs Black
(Canadian) History

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Pardeep Singh Nagra
Manager;
TDSB Empolyment Equity Office


Recorded January 27, 2011

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Ronald Poulton

Ronald Poulton
Former Legal Advisor to U.N. Peackeeping
Operations and Human Rights

"Pale Blue Hope:"
Death and Life in UN Peacekeeping

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Michael Adams

Michael Adams
Social Critic, Author and President of Environics

"Unlikely Utopia"

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Jesse Brown

Jesse Brown
Social Media Expert
Host of TVO's "Search Engine"

Social Media
The Rules of Engagement

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Neil Hetherington

Neil Hetherington
CEO, Habitat for Humanity

Social Justice and Leadership in
the 21st Century

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Jennifer Capraru

Jennifer H. Capraru

Memory, Memorial and the Monument

Staging Struggle in Rwanda

Wednesday April 7, 2010

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Dalton Higgins

Dalton Higgins

It's a Hip Hop World

Globalization and Youth Culture

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Barbara Oakley

Doctor Barbara Oakley

Bad To The Bone: Horrors!

Can our genes help make us act badly?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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David Phillips

David Phillips

Senior Climatologist, Environment Canada

What's With the Weather?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Towards A Youth And Reconcilliation Process In Canada

Thursday Nov. 19, 2009

Assembly Hall, Lakeshore Campus

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Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Linda Melvern

Reckoning With The Past and Revealing the Facts:
A Journalistic Investigation Into the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Tuesday October 27, 2009

Lecture Hall, North Campus

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Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Dr. Ingrid Mattson

Beyond Voyeurism and Apologetics: The Reality of Muslim Women Today

Thursday October 15, 2009, 1pm - 2:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Ronald Pruessen

Dr. Ronald Pruessen

"Obama Victorious: how Did He Do It...
and What Will He Do Now?"

Wednesday April 1, 2009, 12noon - 1:30pm

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Dr. Henry Giroux

Dr. Henry Giroux

"Beyond Bailouts: Youth In A Suspect Society"

March 26, 2009, 12noon - 1:30pm

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Dr. Michael Geist

Dr. Michael Geist

Why Copyright? The Fight for Canada's Digital Future

Thursday, November 13, 2008, noon - 1:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Andrew Potter

Dr. Andrew Potter

Organic Living: Consumerism, Counterculture, & the Rise of Conspicuous Authenticity

In this lecture, Dr. Potter will argue that consumerism is not about conformity, as commonly assumed, but distinction: people shop in order to show others that they are rich, sophisticated, hip, or "gangsta." The world of consumerism has recently become dominated by products that have a "green" or "organic" cred that, to a large extent, rely on certain questionable assumptions about "authenticity." As with hip consumerism that preceded it, Dr. Potter will argue, the political value of authentic consumerism is highly dubious.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, noon - 1:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Raj Patel

Dr. Raj Patel

Stuffed and Starved: Behind the scenes of the global food crisis

In this lecture, Dr. Patel will argue that it is possible both to tackle the problem of hunger and the problems of diet-related disease in a way that promotes social justice, environmental sustainability, and human development.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, noon - 1:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Honourable David C. Onley

The Honourable David C. Onley

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

In his role as Lieutenant Governor, he has adopted two causes: the first is to promote accessibility as that which enables people to achieve their full potential. The second is to continue the Aboriginal Youth Literacy Programs implemented by his predecessor and to twin-track the programs to include a computer literacy initiative. He is a best-selling author, holds three honorary degrees, was inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame and is the recipient of a number of awards including The Rick Hanson Award and The Courage to Come Back Award.

Monday, September 15, 2008, 1pm - 2:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Paul Taylor

Dr. Paul Taylor

Ideology Written in Lightning: Aesthetics, Ethics, and the Film 300

Based on the graphic novel by the same name, the film 300 is a visually sensational depiction of the ancient battle of Thermopylae, in which a small band of soldiers from what will become Europe, holds off a teeming multiracial and multicultural throng, from an empire with it's seat in which will become Iran. Dr. Taylor will ask a number of pertinent questions: Should artists accept meanings of their actions, even if these meanings are not intended? Should anyone? What does it mean for people to deny or contest the obvious interpretations of their behaviour? Dr. Taylor will explore the ethical implications of these questions and the issue of ethnic and racial identity, and the role of aesthetics in conducting this sort of inquiry.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, Noon - 1:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Rinaldo Walcott

Dr. Rinaldo Walcott

What Rap Has to Say

On March 11, Dr. Walcott spoke about crime and violence among Black youth through the lens of their own cultural expression. He also assessed how Black youth, particularly in Toronto, have characterized their experiences of life in Canada. These expressions, which often take the form of music, speak to the complicated and complex responses of Black youth to their lives in Canada.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Noon - 1:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Gwynne Dyer

Dr. Gwynne Dyer

The Climate Wars

On February 26th Dr. Gwynne Dyer returned to Humber to argue that the core problem with climate change will not be a rise in sea level nor a decrease in bio-diversity, but a severe shortage of food.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, Noon - 1:30pm

B304, Lakeshore Campus

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Louise Frechette

Louise Fréchette

Will the 21st Century Belong to Women?
(And will this make a difference?)

Women all over the world have fought for equality for a long time. We have made much progress in Canada, and there are encouraging signs in other parts of the world as well. In this lecture, however, Madame Fréchette will argue that there is still a long way to go before women everywhere are able to occupy their rightful place in all societies.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:00pm - 1:30pm

B101, North Campus

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Michael Hlinka

Michael Hlinka

How to Save the Planet . . . and Ride the Subway for Free at the Same Time

In this provocatively titled lecture, Michael Hlinka explores how a few changes in the tax code could translate into big changes in Canada�s quality of life . . . not only in terms of a higher standard of living but also in terms of a more equitable distribution of income.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:00pm � 1:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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joanna Manning

Joanna Manning

Religion in Contemporary Society: Omens of Change?

On November 7th, Joanna Manning spoke about analyzing some of the tensions that currently exist in Canada today between traditional religion and multicultural democracy. How, for instance, can we reconcile the Canadian value of equal rights for women with some of the more traditional religious perspectives on women’s roles? In this lecture, Ms. Manning will explore ways that the values of a modern democratic state can coexist with pluralism in religious practice.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 11:45am - 1:30pm

Assembly Hall, Lakeshore Campus

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Cameron Bailey

Cameron Bailey

YouTube Apocalypse: Watching Death on Demand

On Wednesday April 4th, 2007 writer, broadcaster and film programmer Cameron Bailey spoke as part of the President's Lecture Series to Humber students about what it means to live in an era when moving pictures have moved from witnessing conflict to furthering it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow

Globalization: Our Future and You

On Tuesday March 20th Maude Barlow visited Humber as part of the President's Lecture Series to speak to students and staff about the affects of Globalization on the economic world. By focussing on the problems raised by economic globalization, Maude offered discussion with students on how they might approach this reality in order to participate in positive change for the future.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Michael Marrus

Dr. Michael Marrus

Bystanders to the Holocaust in Historical Perspective

On February 13th, 2007 Dr. Michael Marrus visited Humber to speak about the Holocaust and the non-role bystanders played while the atrocities occurred. Dr. Marrus gave a passionate and emotionally driven speech shedding light on the crimes of the Holocaust and painting a grim picture of reality about the bystanders who did not help stop it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Gwynne Dyer

Dr. Gwynne Dyer

The Climate Wars

On November 30th Dr. Gwynne Dyer returned to Humber to speak to staff and students about the dangers of the ever warming climate and a series of other important political issues surrounding current events today.

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Major General J. Ivan Fenton

Major General J. Ivan Fenton

What NATO Means to Canada

Major General Fenton discussed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), outlining how it is transforming itself from a regional defensive alliance into a capable and flexible provider of security and stability far beyond the Euro-Atlantic region. As an example, he will discuss the security assistance mission in Afghanistan, touching on such points as its rationale, the main elements of its mission, the nature of its partnerships, and its challenges for the future.

Thursday, November 9, 2006, 11:00am - 12:30 pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Stephen Lewis

Stephen Lewis

The AIDS Pandemic in Africa: Where It Stands and How to Fight It

On October 3rd 2006 The President's Lecture Series played host to internationally acclaimed writer, journalist, professor, UN Ambassador, NDP party leader and public speaker Stephen Lewis to speak to students about the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Stephen Lewis's important speech draws on the impact of AIDS on families ravaged by the disease, prevention methods and ultimately what students can do to get involved and help.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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Dr. Gwynne Dyer

Dr. Gwynne Dyer

Back to the Great Game

Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Seventh Semester, North Campus

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